How Long Do Dental Bridges Last For?

If you’re missing one or more teeth, your dentist may recommend a dental bridge

What is a dental bridge?

Dental bridges are fixed devices that bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. 

What are the types of dental bridges?

The following are the 3 main types of dental bridges:

Why do I need a dental bridge?

A dental bridge helps bridge the gap before one or more missing teeth and accomplishes the following:

Are dental bridges permanent?

Dental bridges are not permanent. They last an average of 10 years.

Is dental bridge better than an implant?

A dental implant uses a titanium post to act as a tooth root that supports a crown. The post fuses into the jawbone after several months, and an abutment is then attached to the post frame. The dental crown is attached into it by using screws or cement.

Your dentist can talk with you about whether an implant or a bridge is recommended in your particular case. In general, the following are some differences between implants and bridges.

Implants

Bridges

Can a dental bridge be removed and recemented?

Bridges can have issues for a variety of reasons, and in some cases, they can be removed and recemented.

Can a dental bridge fall out?

A dental bridge can fall out for reasons including decay under or around the bridge and an irregular bite pattern around the bridge, which creates pressure points.

Can you eat with dental bridges?

You can eat with dental bridges, but you should also practice good oral hygiene so food doesn’t get stuck between teeth or under your false tooth. 

How do you clean a removable dental bridge?

A removable dental bridge is a partial denture that replaces missing teeth. It should be cleaned using the following steps:

What are the disadvantages of dental bridge?

Teeth must be filed down to accommodate your dental bridge. In addition, dental bridges can collapse if your supporting teeth aren’t strong enough. They can also be difficult to clean and will eventually need to be replaced.

If you’d like to find out more about dental bridges, make an appointment today with Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, CT.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Fix Crooked Teeth With Clear Braces Called Invisalign

Are you interested in fixing misaligned teeth? Are you tired of covering your smile because of its imperfections? While many patients are curious about realigning their smile, many do not speak to their dentist about their desires...

4 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are restorations available at Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, CT that offer patients a unique and long-term solution to tooth loss. Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman are pleased to offer dental implantation and restoration in...

How Do You Reduce the Risk of Periodontal Disease?

Studies conducted by the Center for Disease Control, or CDC, reveal that millions of Americans suffer from oral conditions such as periodontal disease. Without treatment, this disease can lead to a plethora of problems,...

The Differences Between in-office and Take-home Whitening

We know how important it is for a patient to have a bright and beautiful smile. Cosmetic dental treatments are widely available at most practices, including Cedar Mountain Dental in Newington, CT. Our facility is pleased to offer two very distinct...

How Does Invisalign Compare to Braces?

When patients are faced with misalignment of the teeth, they often cringe at the idea of bringing up their concerns with a dentist for fear of being told they require braces. Braces, or orthodontia, is a method of repositioning the teeth in the smile to...